Durga Puja, Festivals

Panchami – Maa Skandamata

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The fifth day of Sharadiya Navratri is dedicated to Maa Skandamata

Significance: In this form, She is the embodiment of Mother to Skanda or Kartikeya.

Colour: Imbibe the colour White on this day to celebrate the sense of purity and innocence.

Mantra:

या देवी सर्वभूतेषु मातृ रूपेण संस्थिता

नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै  नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः

सिंहासंगता नित्यं पद्माश्रितकरद्वया

शुभदास्तु सदा देवी स्कंदमाता यशश्विनी    

Translation: May the renowned Durga Devi Skandamata who is eternally seated on a throne and whose hands are adorned with lotuses, be ever propitious to me.

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